Despite our many differences, we aim to Stay at the Table, which means we don’t walk away from each other when we disagree. We believe the best of relationship comes when we are willing to listen to each other, show love even when we continue to see the world differently.
Episode 14: Sophia's Story PART 4
In today’s episode of Staying at the Table we continue with Part 4 of the conversation with Rev. Sophia Foutres about her journey of embracing herself as a gay Christian woman in the midst of the transitional journey Cornerstone was on in becoming an inclusive community.
Episode 13: Sophia's Story PART 3
In today’s episode of Staying at the Table we continue the conversation with Rev. Sophia Foutres, we pick back up where we left off talking about Sophia’s college years and her introduction to an evangelical faith while coming to terms with her identity as a gay woman. We discuss toxic and damaging religious ideologies used against the LGBTQIA+ community and Sophia’s journey of hearing Christ’s love and acceptance of her, releasing fear and shame, and coming to the point of accepting herself and her identity.
Episode 12: Sophia's Story PART 2
In today’s episode of Staying at the Table we continue the conversation with Rev. Sophia Foutres, talking about her journey into recognizing and embracing her identity as a gay woman. In the previous episode she shared about her childhood and adolescence and this episode we are going to talk about her engagement with the church - her becoming a Christian, discovering Christ in her life, and how this affected her identity with the LGBTQIA+ community.
Episode 11: Sophia's Story PART 1
In today’s episode of Staying at the Table we are going to begin a 4-part series with our friend Rev. Sophia - she is going to share with us the journey of her unlocking; of becoming her authentic self. From childhood, through her Christianity, into the acknowledgement of her true self and up to today.
Episode 10: Inclusion Story PART 2
In today’s episode of Staying at the Table we continue the conversation on how we came to our Statement of Inclusion and the story behind it. We talk about our stories, our perspectives, and continue to discuss how it felt, how we got there, and some of the behind-the-scenes information.
Episode 9: Inclusion Story PART 1
In today’s episode of Staying at the Table we talk about Cornerstone Christian Fellowship’s journey as we look at tough topics within the religious community such as what is our stance on the LGBTQIA+ topic? Where and how far does Loving God and Loving Others Fearlessly go, and what is the process that we individually and collectively went through in order to come to some resemblance of agreement on how we, as a community, invite ALL to the table?
It’s rare to get a behind the scenes look at how a church operates, or what church leadership truly believes.
I love the perspectives that each person brings to the table and the honesty with which they share pieces of themselves and their beliefs.
Thank you for being willing to tackle difficult questions and topics within the Christian community. I appreciate the way you challenge one another with love and respect. I look forward to listening every week!
I also have to give a shout out to Dave on sound, I’m an avid podcast listener and this is amazing sound quality which makes listening even more enjoyable!